You might even feel flattered that they are that interested in you but, actually, excessive jealousy and controlling behaviour are not signs of affection at all.
They are warning signs that you are likely to be in danger in the future.
He/she may challenge your ideas or actions telling you that the way you do things is “wrong”.
Debating which is the better song or team or idea is something every one does, but if your partner insists that you think like he/she does your personal opinions are being limited . When he/she confronts you, you feel that you can diffuse the situation by agreeing to do what he/she wants.
Take notice of the warning signs and protect yourself from dating violence.
For example, when you first start dating someone it can be a bit confusing if your date starts to act very jealously.
Because just like a leaky tap, it can take a while before the damage becomes obvious. But he was soo sweet the next day & said he just worries about me when we’re not together! When you first start dating, controlling behaviours might be so well disguised they feel flattering. The ‘concern’ over where you are & what you’re up to.
If you think your spouse or partner is abusive, or you suspect that someone you know is in an abusive relationship, review the red flags and other information on domestic abuse and violence covered in this article.
But when romance turns to fear, it can be lonely & confusing.
Especially if you don’t have a lot of experience to compare other relationships to.